Mary Pat Rosenthal was such an important person to our Thriving Program. Besides being the Thriving Manager, she was a friend to many of our members and volunteers. While we celebrated and wished her well on her next journey moving to the mid-west, we all knew that we would miss her.

Gracious as always, Mary Pat wrote a beautiful tribute welcoming our new Thriving Manager, Rachel McIntee.

“As most of you have heard, I will be leaving Celebration and returning to the Midwest. This move was prompted so I could be closer to my family and share in their busy lives.

My time with the Foundation and Thrive has been an unexpected surprise in my life’s journey. The friends and relationships formed will provide my future of wonderful memories not to be forgotten. Please accept my gratefulness and humble “thank yous” for your guidance and support.

I am happy to introduce the new Thriving In Place Manager, Rachel McIntee. Rachel is a native Floridian with a passion for helping others and enjoys an active family life. She loves to spend time with her significant other Richard, Cyndel, parents and siblings. Rachel loves to read and travel the world.

She has a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Non-Profit Management from the University of Central Florida and is currently attending the University of Central Florida working towards completing her dual masters in Non-Profit Management and Public Administration. Rachel’s former work experience includes the Sales, Marketing, and Events Manager at Old Town Kissimmee and the Marketing and Development Director at the Osceola County Historical Society. Rachel is currently an active Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce Member and an Osceola Resort Area Council Board Member.

Rachel is very ambitious and thrilled to be starting her new adventure as the Thriving In Place Program Manager.

“I have been a part of the Celebration Foundation for less than two weeks now and I already feel like I am a part of the family. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the members and the team and I cannot wait to see what the future will hold. I have been given an opportunity to meet so many incredible family members already and look forward to meeting everyone else. I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions,” said Rachel McIntee.

After the holidays have calmed down, stop in to visit with Rachel and get to know her. She’s going to be a great addition to the Thrive program. I’m thrilled she and Becky will together continue the growth of Thriving In Place and act as cheerleaders for its future.”

Rachel McIntee can be reached at or 407-572-9850.